Little Longstone is in the centre of the Peak District National Park, just five minutes on foot from Monsal Head with the famous viewpoint and viaduct. The Monsal Trail is a mecca for cyclists and Hassop Station (cycle hire, cafe, gifts) is less than ten minutes away by car. Beautiful Monsal Dale is within easy walking distance and its weir is one of those 'must-see' places when visiting the UK's oldest national park, especially in full spate.
Above Little Longstone is Longstone Edge with miles of paths and hiking literally from our doorstep. A path at the side of the local pub The Packhorse leads you across the fields and up into the hills.
Ten minutes away by car is the capital town of the Peak District, Bakewell with its five-arched bridge over the river Wye, shops, tea-rooms, restaurants, pubs, banks and supermarkets. World-famous Chatsworth House and medieval Haddon Hall are both within ten minutes by car.
Further afield but still easily accessible is the Great Ridge including Mam Tor, Lose Hill and, below, the village of Castleton famed for its Blue John mines and Christmas lights. The highest point in the Peak District is Kinder plateau where, in winter months, the 'downfall' (waterfall) can often be seen completely frozen.
The local bus service can regularly transport guests towards Bakewell or Castleton throughout the day from Monday to Saturday with Sunday services throughout the Summer.
What our guests think...
"Another lovely stay - this is our 4th and not the last. Cottage up to usual standard, thank you!"
Maria & Brian.
"Our 3rd visit. Another great week in this lovely tranquil setting."
Alan, Kath and Tinker.
"Brilliant weekend in Cow Hey. Superb house, very comfortable, thanks for the welcome pack. Superb countryside as remembered after a 40 year gap!"
"First time here (won't be the last) - excellent accommodation, beyond what we were expecting. Thank you we will recommend to all!"
Jim, Sylv and Bellamay (dog).
"Super place everything we needed for a lovely stay!"
Steve and Elaine Foulkes.
"Another lovely stay - this is our 4th..! And not the last. Cottage up to usual standard, thank you."
Maria, Brian and Cromer.
"Great cottage, really enjoyed our break. Thanks for the goodies, Packhorse still great."
Derek and Yvonne Grimley plus friends.
"3rd visit here and still love it. Wonderful cottages, great welcome. Good weather arranged too, brilliant!"
Janet, Bruce, Katie Gillardes.
"What a wonderful place to create some family memories. We've hiked, we've eaten, we've drunk, we've laughed, keep it up!"
"Second time here, had a lovely time, cottage we stayed in was Cow Hey excellent very spacious modern, Jim and Michele are lovely people with very warm personalities will definitely stay here again and highly recommended!"
"This place it just fantastic, stayed hear 6 or 7 times and it's always great . Walks from the front door and lovely pub that serves great food right next door. Will be back!!"
"Very comfortable, well appointed and a great location. The pub is only 50m away!"
"Stunning settings beautiful accommodation well stocked for our visit."
Keep in touch!
Little Longstone Barns, Little Longstone, Bakewell, Derbyshire DE45 1NN.
Tel: 01629 640 723 or 07762 206 615.